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Unsafe Work Sites, Discarded Materials, and Trash

Although construction is necessary to improve roads, buildings, and infrastructure, construction sites can be very dangerous. As such, construction sites and those in charge of them are regulated by fairly strict rules. Unfortunately, construction site managers and/or owners sometimes fail to follow these regulations, particularly when it comes to managing discarded materials and trash from the site. As a result of this negligence, many unsuspecting people and construction workers in New York may be hurt, something that we, at Hach & Rose, LLP, believe owners or managers should be held responsible.

The Dangers of Trash and Discarded Materials

Depending on what type of construction project is being conducted, any number of dangerous materials and substances might be disposed of improperly. Some of the most common objects or substances that cause workers and unsuspecting passersby undue harm include:

  • Toxic chemicals
  • Exposed nails or screws
  • Exposed wiring
  • Unsupported and unsteady pieces of construction material
  • Sharp edges, particularly of metal

Such trash and debris can expose a worker or a passerby to a number of dangers and potential result in serious harm.

Discuss Unsafe Worksites with an Attorney in New York

It is important that managers of construction sites take just as much care in properly disposing of trash and unneeded materials as they do in preserving the safety of the rest of the construction site. When they fail to do this, it may result in an unsafe worksite, for which they can held be responsible. Call the qualified attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP today at 866-LAWS-USA if you or someone you know was harmed in this manner.


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